The Thin Red Line

1998 • 170 minutes
4.3
323 reviews
81%
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Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
4.3
323 reviews
Amy Judd
January 1, 2021
Probably the worst war movie I’ve ever seen. Lots of weird army men’s thoughts embroiled with war scenes and boring down time. Based on a novel not a true story. So distant from the real accounts.
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Andrew Siu
June 5, 2016
outstanding war movie. describes not just the brutality, evil, suffering of war, and some people find meaning from achievement, greed, love from brotherhood, parenthood, ... whatever, but everything seems to mean nothing when you are caught in a war ... humanity is lost.
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EDWARD MARIN
May 7, 2015
Es mi película favorita de todos los tiempos
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